Spiced red lentil soup

Spiced red lentil soup

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Simple soups like this make great lunches - and are wallet-friendly too!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal390
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.44g
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  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 300g red lentil
  • 1.7l vegetable stock
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • chopped spring onions, to serve (optional)
    Spring onions

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Fry the onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft. Stir in the red Thai curry paste, depending how hot you want it.

  2. Add red lentils and mix to coat in the paste. Pour over vegetable stock and simmer for 20 mins until the lentils are tender.

  3. Blend with coconut milk and reheat if needed. Serve scattered with chopped spring onions, if you like.

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Comments (39)

mariongoodfood's picture

Hello - this sounds great and I'm trying to save it to my newly created good food binder. I'm a technophobe so no doubt I'm missing something but can't see a way to get it into the binder - can anyone help?

freya_marks's picture

Delicious and so easy to make!

kashflo's picture

This soup is lovely. Really easy to make and really filling. I like it with broken up chapati's as croutons.

imeldapratiwi's picture

Tried this once. It was fine. I think I will add a bit of lemon grass next time and a squeeze of lime to enrich the flavour.
Still, love it for healthy option :)

bexpow's picture

This was really lovely, I added a tiny bit of salt to bring it all together. I also let it cool then reheated it and it got slightly thicker which I personally liked.

thecherub's picture

This was delicious. Easy to make as well. Used Green paste as that is what I had and also didnt bother blending (too lazy!) It was great. Could it be frozen, before the cocnut cream is added? It would be good to make a big batch.

ipana_c's picture

Lovely! Perfect winter soup. I used green Thai paste as had no red paste, added canned butter beans for the last five mins, and didn't blend as don't have a blender.

Tasted absolutely scrumptious. Wish I had some naan bread with it as that would have perfected the meal!

miriamlowe's picture

Quite possibly my favourite soup I've ever made. I used Thai green curry paste instead of red and it was amazing.

studiousoctopus's picture

I really loved this recipe. It was very simple and tasty - even my other half (who says he really dislikes lentils) thought it was tasty. I think the little scattering of tangy spring onions on top is a great extra too - works really well with the soups warm and rich flavour. And I'll definitely be making it again.

flaskey's picture

Really rich & tasty.

shikitaa's picture

very very good! Great supper and tastes even better after one night as a luch!

janfoweraker's picture

Great soup, easy to make with stock cupboard ingredients. Just right for a wet summer's day!

billieboy1's picture

Delicious! Have made it about six times now. Lovely garnished with chopped coriander. Best of all, it's really quick to make.

pammiejay's picture

one of the quickest soups to make, fab flavour (and a great way of getting lentils into your diet if you don't like them!). Definitely worthy of 5 stars.

kateslouise's picture

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make - a winner!

retiredhead's picture

So simple and really yummy. Will definitely be making this again. Sending it to my sister-in-law.

alisonhorsburgh's picture

Excellent - really easy & authentic - served with warm nan bread


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